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Me in Blue Dress - "A Different Kind of Good After Marital Abandonment"

A Different Kind of Good – A Marital Abandonment Anniversary

As many abandoned spouses know, today’s marital abandonment doesn’t always mean desertion. While society congratulates the parent who moves out for staying “involved,” it largely ignores longterm challenges abandoned spouses face redefining themselves and filling emptiness left behind when children visit the deserting parent. Last week I celebrated another anniversary in my journey through abandonment. On October 11th, 2011, I wrote my first post for Single …

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His silhouette with me on his mind

Today is My Anniversary…But It’s Not – Divorced, but Not Annulled

I’m divorced, but not annulled – It’s weird having an anniversary that’s not an anniversary, being married to someone, but not really married to him, being grateful to be out of that marriage, but saddened at its death and dismayed by the load dumped upon you. Its weird having an anniversary that’s not an anniversary.